How to Weather the Storm of Hard Truths – Part 2/2
September 10, 2016 by Steve Beckow
Sacred 333(Concluded from Part 1, above.)
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I suggest that you buckle up your emotional seat belts when the revelations of truth start flying. Some of them will be intense.
Some of you won’t like what you hear. Some will walk away from this blog and others.
We’re approaching a time when we may need, as my meditation instructor would say, to “take what you like and leave the rest.”
It’s going to be a time of discernment for us here at the blog, but a totally-different kind of discernment for you. We have to discern what’s likely to be true (and we’ve been wrong) and productive to post. You have to determine what you can take knowing.
There’s no need for everyone to know what happened at Stalingrad during the Second World War. Or Auschwitz. Just a few brave souls. And God bless them for their work on behalf of the rest of us.
I stopped researching the Illuminati when I came to their responsibility for snuff flicks. I could go no further. God bless those who’ve done so for our sake, acting as the public conscience.
When the time of truth starts, some of our favorite people may end up looking awful. Some of our bestest theories may hit the outhouse wall. Some of the reading offered us just may not be for us.
Some of our life choices may be brought into question and we may look – in our own eyes only – bad and wrong. We don’t seem to handle those states very well.
Let me look at what I do in those situations. And these are my suggestions for hearing hard truths.
Remember, in what is said next, that awareness goes down when stress goes up. That’s important to realize when considering how we react.
Something may have erupted and, inside, we may not even be aware of it. How many times has someone said to you “You’re angry.” And you’ve said back, angrily, “I’m not angry!” Then you feel sheepish when you hear yourself. Our awareness goes down at times like that.
The first thing to go off, which may not be consciously noticed, will likely be entitlement. That’s what strikes me first. “I deserve better. I don’t want to be a part of this. Who do they think they are/I am,” etc.
Instead of mounting the vasana and riding it into battle, I need to remain calm with it but aware and let it go when it begins to subside.
Something like watching a bear come into your camp. You quietly observe it sniff around and then allow it to leave when it decides to. Then you let out your breath.
When I see that my cherished version of truth has just been irreparably called into question, I experience frustrated expectations. I say to myself that I’m not going to get what I want – respect, attention, approval. My anger at being denied what I want can erupt.
I immediately have to let go of all expectations, as a matter of great urgency. They’ll be like anchors on me if I don’t. They’ll drag me down into argumentativeness, conflict, and rejection.
I need to raise to awareness anything that keeps me from accepting the truth. Then, having experienced whatever there is that’s incomplete, I need to let it go. That includes self-righteousness, snobbery, priggishness, any resistance.
That doesn’t mean I have to read an article I don’t want to. No one is forced to do anything. I’m my own boss.
I may simply stop reading an article the minute I feel offended by it.
That’s how I handle massive deconstruction of my basic beliefs and fondest hopes. I’ve gone through the process of my world collapsing several times. It’s the emotional equivalent of a hurricane.
Meanwhile we at the blog will do our best to weigh what people need to know and what can and should be dispensed with. Do you really want to hear about the Illuminati and snuff flicks? I don’t think you do.
Some of the remaining news is still going to offend. It’s downright offensive news. After the Reval, we’ll be able to segregate it into departments. The most we can do now is to attempt to predict what you’d want to read and what not.
We’re going through what Matthew Ward called “the storm before the calm.” (1) Time to buckle up if we want to calmly weather it.
(1) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 17, 2015, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.